The legends are true about Medusa Dragons: lock eyes with the snakes that dance like hairs on their heads and you'll be turned to stone! Thankfully, baby Medusas are born with only a single snake, so accidental eye contact will only immobilize you for a second. Consider it a vacation from the waking world!
Choosing to raise a Medusa Dragon is actually choosing to raise a Medusa Dragon and a family of snakes. With the proper training, your dragon's head-snakes will learn to politely close their eyes when face to face with another creature to avoid unwanted turning-to-stonings.
Abandoned Medusa Dragons, those raised without the care of other Medusas or knowledgeable Caretakers, often have very strong legs. This is due to their untrained head-snake's proclivities for turning one another into stone; a mistake that instantly adds 20-30 pounds of granite to the dragon's already hefty head load.
Epic Form Medusa Dragons were treasured by ancient kings for their ability to transform common materials into stone--the main ingredient for medieval castles. Because eye contact is required for transformation to take place, kings would employ artists to draw eyes on wooden blocks. Voila: cheap stone!